How to press spring flowers

By drying and pressing your spring bloom and foliage, you can enjoy the colorful beauty all year Long. Pressed flowers are such fun to work with ! Here’s a how-to article!

  • When it comes to picking your flowers, no matter whether you are drying them or pressing them, it is best to pick them on a dry day. Try to do it in the morning, as soon as any dew has dried
  • Gather the flowers you want to press, along with some newspaper, tissue or sandwich paper and some heavy books


  • You may want to buy a flower press from your local botanic or craft shop, which makes it all much easier!


  • First open you book, set out a piece of the already prepared sandwich or tissue paper on one side. Place the small flowers far apart, and if it is a rose you need to press make sure you remove all petals and press each one separably! once done laying the flowers and petals, place another paper on top of them and close the book!
  • Once your stack is done, top it off with your heavy book and the brick or stone. This method usually takes 2 – 4 weeks.


What can you do with pressed flowers?! A variety of different artifacts such as candles, wall hangings, decoration for gift wrapping and more!

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